Thursday, March 3, 2011

Can our Police Chiefs match this Indonesian Cop

Chief of Police
In Jayapura Indonesia the police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Imam Setiawan has resigned of his own accord to take responsibility for what his officers had done.

Adj. Sr. Comr. Imam Setiawan said he made the decision because  the "moral responisbilty" for the incident should be attributed to him, and apologised to the family of the victim, a young lady who was forced to perform oral sex by three of his officers.
This police Chief did not wait for any investigation into the incident to take place first, neither did he make a statement to say that appropriate action would be taken against his officers, but took responsibility for what they had done and resigned as there was nothing much he could do in the circumstances.

“As the chief of the Jayapura police force, I hold full responsibility for the immoral acts of my three subordinates, that’s the consequence of being the leader. I consider myself to have failed in my duty and am hence resigning my post.”

He  apologized to the public for the officers’ actions, "their  duty is to protect and serve but instead they used the advantage of their positon to commit this heinous crime it is a shameless act, and i apologise to both the public and the family of the victim."

The femalevictim now being detained   at Abepura  revealed she was forced to perform oral sex on three officers during a three-month period while in remand at the Jayapura Police’s detention center.

The victim told the press that the incidents occurred between November and January, when she was being held for illegal gambling.

The officers in question were sentenced to 21 days in jail and slapped with administrative sanctions, including a delay of promotion.

Whilst being criticized over the light punishment, he was not in a position to mete out harsher punishment, no one from the family of the woman including her husband has come forward to make a police reprot, and unless someone does he has no powers to chrage and prosecute those involved in this incident to the fullest extent of the law.

"I remain powerless to bring criminal charges against them, but if they do come forward, I will ensure that the officers face the full extent of the law,” he said.

He has taken the blame for what his officers had done, in shame he has acceted responsibility, and has quit his post and the force.

This can be a classic example for our Top Cops to follow, how often and how many more times must me hear of detainees dying whilst under detention and our Top cops making all the excuses for it.

When a person is detained by the police his security becomnes the responsibility of the force and if anything should happen to him the top person in the department has to take responsibility.

We salute Adj. Sr. Comr. Imam Setiawan, you are a man Sir, a gentleman.

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